Lemon Basil is a great addition to any garden, whether you are growing it for ornamental or culinary purposes. Just lightly touching this herb’s narrow leaves will release the lemony fragrance. Add the blooming stalks to flower arrangements for a citrus scented bouquet. It blends well when paired with fish or in salad dressings. It is not recommended that you water Basil from above. Water on the leaves can damage them so it is best that you water the base of the plant or use drip irrigation. Basil likes moist, not wet, soil. You may begin harvesting Basil leaves when your plant is about 12” tall and there are at least 2 or more sets of leaves. Give the plant a week or more to recover before heavily harvesting again. If flowers appear simply pinch them to keep the plant producing tasty leaves.
Spacing: Plant 18″ to 26″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Lemon Basil is a great replacement for lemons in recipes calling for the citrus fruit.
Tips: Do not overwater.
Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers
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